Born in Penghu, Taiwan in 1972, Lee Ji-Hong has a bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University of the Arts’ Department of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts from Long Island University in New York. In 1998, together with his college classmates, Lee co-founded the artist collective, National Oxygen, with the group’s vision being expressing artistic concepts through group or individual art endeavors and the exploration of any other possible approaches. In 2004, he and Lai Chih-Sheng co-founded the On-Works Multimedia Co., Ltd., with the aim at exploring the possible links between art and everyday life.
Lee’s creative concept includes contents inspire by the experiences that the physical body endures in the realistic space-time, with the search for the body’s position and meaning in life through repetitions of seemingly simple or meaningless everyday actions. Some of these actions include walking on the Regent Taipei plaza for 24 hours, sweeping fallen leaves on the city’s traffic divisional island, and wiping the windows at IT Park Gallery for a month. Lee creates predominately photography or video installations, and has held solo exhibitions at Taipei’s IT Park Gallery and Eslite Gallery.